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Elderly man dies after crashing into palm tree

Posted at 3:21 PM, May 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-28 20:31:36-04

A 75-year-old man is dead after a crash on Saturday.

It was reported around 9:55 a.m. near Washington Avenue and Bruce Street.

Witness statements and evidence at the scene indicate the Chevrolet Corvette was traveling westbound on Washington Avenue west of Bruce Street, at a high rate of speed, when the driver lost control and began sliding sideways.

The Corvette struck the north curb drove up on the sidewalk, struck a palm tree, reentered the roadway, and came to rest. The driver was transported to UMC Trauma where he was pronounced deceased by medical personnel.

This is the 44th traffic-related fatality in LVMPD's jurisdiction in 2016.

This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigations Section.